Broadway Shows Are ‘Lucky’ this Month

March 1, 2013 - Broadway lights up this month with new musicals, classic revivals and award-winning actors.

Directed by George C. Wolf and written by Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy stars Oscar winner Tom Hanks in the dramatized story of controversial tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in his rise, fall and rise again leading to a Pulitzer Prize. The show runs in limited release beginning March 1 at the Broadhurst Theatre.

The Truman Capote classic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, comes to Broadway starting March 4 at the Cort Theatre. Set in 1943 New York, the play follows Holly Golightly, a vivacious socialite who charms every man in her path.

From the creative mind of Roald Dahl comes the Broadway adaptation of Matilda, about an extraordinary young girl who in the face of a rough time at home and school, uses books and her imagination to dream of a better life. Previews begin March 4 at the Sam S. Shubert Theatre.

From the creative team of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a new musical adaptation previewing at the Al Hirschfield Theatre beginning March 5. As a young man inherits his family’s shoe business, he must find inspiration in new ways to keep his father’s legacy afloat.

Lust, rivalry, regret and the possibility of escape all overcome the childhood home of Vanya and Sonia as their famous movie actress sister Masha arrives with her 20-something boy toy, Spike. Starring David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen and Sigourney Weaver, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins previews March 5 at the John Golden Theatre.

Barry Gordy started the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye to name a few. Motown: The Musical follow the creative genius as he goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. Previews March 11 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

The Assembled Parties, starring Judith Light and Jessica Hecht, is a new play about a Jewish family in 1980 living on the Upper West Side. After a holiday party dinner guest inserts himself into the family drama, the group is left feeling the impact over 20 years. Previews begin March 21 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.

The Nance explores the secretive gay world of 1930s New York. With previews beginning on March 21 at the Lyceum Theatre, the play stars Nathan Lane as a headline performer in the New York burlesque scene.

Bobby Cannavale stars in The Big Knife, a story of blackmail on a Hollywood back lot. In this Clifford Odets drama, as a movie star looks to get out of town, studio executives bring back his past to keep him under contract. Performances begin at the American Airlines Theater on March 22.

Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since its premiere 40 years ago. The musical follows the young son of French ruler Charlemagne who is encouraged to experience life, love and war before settling down with a young woman and her son. Previews start March 23 at the Music Box Theatre.

Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star in the dark comic play Orphans. The story follows two orphan brothers living in North Philadelphia who kidnap a man who becomes the father-figure they’ve always wanted. Previews begin March 26 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.

The Testament of Mary, a new play adapted from the novel by Colm Tóibin, tells the story of Jesus’ mother offering an untold perspective. Starring Fiona Shaw and directed by Deborah Warner, the play begins previews March 26 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

The Trip to Bountiful features a star-studded cast including Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Vanessa Williams. Carrie Watts is a widow living in a cramped Houston apartment who decides to make a journey back to her hometown of Bountiful, TX. Previews begin March 30 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre.

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- Michael Avila 
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